The Government of Argentina has awarded the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement the International Human Rights Prize.
The ‘Emilio F. Mignone’ Prize for work in advocacy towards respect for human rights worldwide has been awarded to the BBOG group.
This was contained in a statement issued by the BBOG spokesman, Sesugh Akume, in Abuja on Monday.
Akume disclosed that the award ceremony would take place on Tuesday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The statement added that the coalition would be represented at the event by two members of the movement, Aisha Yesufu and Dr. Chinwe Madubuike.
BBOG Group Honoured With Human Rights Award
Aisha Yesufu is the Chairperson of the BBOG Strategic Team.
The statement further stated:
“While in Argentina, they will as part of the award ceremonies, meet with the human rights group– Las Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo (The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo- a Citizens’ group with a historical origin similar to #BringBackOurGirls.
“It is made up of grandmothers, mothers and other citizens who have since 1977 been advocating for the return of an estimated 500 children abducted or born in detention during the military era and illegally adopted, with their identities hidden.”
The statement also noted that the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo has advocated weekly in the last 39 years.
It further stated that their advocacy bore strong similarity with the BBOG group.
The BBOG group has been on a daily campaign since April 30, 2014.
The group has been campaigning for the rescue of now 196 out of 219 #ChibokGirls abducted from their school in April 2014.
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